Milltown Muckers 2 - This Time, It's Personal!
Friends of Milltown
Milltown GAA is undertaking a significant land purchase and ground development project that is envisioned to take 6 years. We are in the 4th year now.
To facilitate this huge project, we are asking the people of Milltown to become Friends of Milltown, and join a very exclusive group of people who want to drive on the development of our club and community. As of mid-2019 there are 62 members of Friends of Milltown.
We are currently trying to call into every house in the parish or with a connection with Milltown. If you haven’t been approached, please let us know:
To join the Friends of Milltown;
Santy Comes to Milltown
Scór na nÓg County Final
Milltown once again were to the fore in this years Scór na nÓg final. All roads led to Allenwood last Sunday (1st December), where talent from around the county was on show. Milltown had representatives in the Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Novelty Act and Quiz competitions, and did brilliantly in all 4.
Our Novelty Act executed their routine to perfection, and to the great enjoyment of the audience, but were unlucky to come up against the reigning Leinster champions who pipped them with a very polished performance.
We had 2 Quiz teams. The format of the competition changed a little this year. Instead of a straight up, 10 round quiz where winner takes all, the teams first went through a shorter 10 round quiz (6 questions per round instead of 8), with the top 3 going to a playoff on the main stage. Both of our teams made it to the final 3. It was nail-biting stuff with Milltown leading all the way to the last question where they were pipped by Maynooth. While we were disappointed, the new format got a positive response from the crowd for it's entertainment value.
We had 2 Solo Singers representing us - both from the Donovan clan. Tia and Caden sung brilliantly, with Tia capturing the county title on the day.
Finally, our Ballad Group sung (and played) to the entertainment of the crowd, and obviously the judges too, as they also carried the day, winning the county title.
We had a surprise success when Sarah Curran was drawn out of the hat as winner of a signed Kildare jersey, much to the delight of the large Milltown contingent.
To add icing to the cake, Milltown also won Club of the Year (Maynooth were announced as winners on the night, but the marks were calculated incorrectly, and the error was later corrected in Milltown's favour).
Unfortunately, our journey this year was not destined to continue on past the Leinster Semi-Finals. Both of our acts traveled to Birr on Saturday 7th December, but were unlucky not to qualify from a very strong field. The planning for Senior Scór to emulate our juvenile clubmates now begins...
U21 County Champions - Men
Our U15 girls have continued the winning streak for our Ladies, with a great Division 5 League Final win over Rathangan on the 28th October. Maith sibh, a chailíní.
A huge thank you to our main sponsor The Inn @ Milltown for the wonderful reception for our victorious U15’s. They have come up trumps after every final this year and I know all our players and their families young and not so young really appreciate the wonderful hospitality A huge thank you to Aidan, Sandra and everyone at The Inn.
Senior league Div 5 Final
Round Towers v Milltown
The Division 5 final between Round Towers and Milltown was contested in very extreme weather conditions with howling wind and rain from start to finish and a huge congratulations must go to the players from both teams who managed to give us an end to end performance.
Towers opened the scoring in the first minute of play with a point from
Leah Hayes. Milltown cancelled this out with a fine point from Chloe
Byrne followed by a pointed free from Lara Curran. Conditions were
difficult throughout the game and the first of 3 penalties awarded went
Milltowns way and Lara Curran had no difficulty finding the back of
the net. Milltown went on to score two more points from Anne Sweeney and
Chloe Byrne to give them a comfortable lead. Hannah Wilson and Lisa
O’Dwyer responded with points for Towers before Milltown responded with
the games seconded goal, Chloe Byrne from play.
The games 3rd goal went Towers way via Lisa O’Dwyer and this was followed by a point scored by Leah Hayes as they fought hard to get back into the game.
Milltown rallied and followed up with 1.02 with points from Curran and Byrne and captain Lisa Murphy with a goal from play. Both sides traded points again via Jackie Kelly for Towers and a pointed free from Chloe Byrne to bring the half to a close with Milltown leading 3-07 to Round Towers 1-05.
With a very strong crosswind and driving rain
continuing in the second half Round Towers were again first off the mark
with a great score from Jackie Kelly. Milltown replied with a point
followed by a goal from play from Lara Curran. Jackie Kelly was working
hard for Towers and scored 2 great points from play. The conditions on
the day contributed greatly to the penalties being awarded and the next
two scores were from penalties the first awarded to Milltown scored by
Lara Curran and the second to Round Towers and scored by Lisa O’Dwyer.
Great credit must go to the Milltown goalkeeper Cliodhna Malone who denied Round Towers goals on several occasions. Milltown then responded with a point from Chloe Byrne before Hannah Wilson scored a great goal from play. Milltown’s Louise O’Doherty scored the next point before Chloe Downey who came on a a sub buried Round Towers chances with 2 quick goals sealing victory for Milltown.
The final score was Milltown 7-10 Round Towers 3-08
A huge thank you to the referee, lines-people, umpires, to all the supporters who came to support both teams in such horrendous weather and to the tremendous effort of both teams who despite the extremely difficult conditions gave it their all in a very entertaining match.
Scorers for Milltown:
Chloe Byrne 1-06, Lara Curran 3-02, Anne Sweeney 0-01, Louise O’Doherty 0-01, Lisa Murphy 1-00 and Chloe Downey 2-00
Scorers for Round Towers:
Hannah Wilson 1-01, Lisa O’Dwyer 2-01, Leah Hayes 0-02 and Jackie Kelly 0-04
A huge congratulations to our U16 lads who won the KWETB U16 Football League Division 5 Final.
Full time Score:
Well done to all the lads and mentors. A huge thank you to all our supporters who came along and Thank you to the Inn for sponsoring the post match celebrations. It was very much appreciated by everyone.
Our U8 hurlers and footballers made history on Sunday 14th April by playing side by side in Croke Park.
Both teams were paired up against fellow Shortgrass club, Cappagh, and both games proved to be entertaining affairs.
The excitement was building from early morning when the bus pulled up outside The Inn @ Milltown, and almost peaked when we drove through the Port Tunnel!!
Finally arriving at Croker, we claimed part of the Cusack Stand for Kildare and munched our way through lunch. Soon after it was time to tog off and pose for historic photos, and then in under the stand to the dressing rooms. The teams emerged to rapturous roars from the Milltown faithful to take their places on the pitches by the Hogan Stand.
From start to finish, it was a wonderful day, with children, parents and mentors alike all arriving back to Milltown smiling.Thanks to all the mentors for making the day happen, but special mention to Tony Colgan who really pulled everything together for us. Míle buíochas.
Please contact your childs coach or a committee member if you still have to complete a registration form for your child.
The membership for 2019 is as follows:
- Family, €80.
- Adult, €50.
- Player, €70.
- Students, €30.
Membership can be paid on our homepage.
- Adult player 18 and over, €60
- Player Age 14-18, €40
LGFA membership can be paid through any committee member.
Anyone who wishes to use the Gym must be a member of the club.
We have 3 recycling ventures going on at present in the club. We have a
new clothes recycling bin at the clubhouse for you to recycle all
unwanted unused clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains, shoes and
We are also recycling old mobile phones and tablets, we have a collection box at the clubhouse.
By supporting these recycling ventures
you are also helping our environment while turning these unused items
into cash for the club.
Boots recycling. Bring along your old football boots (cleaned please) and donate to the club. If you need a pair of boots please take from the box instead of buying new.
Please support our club and help our community by reducing our carbon footprint!
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